We wish Jimmy Fallon’s Democratic debate phone call between Trump and Carson were real

They weren't that impressed.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Oct 15, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 7:30 pm CDT

Donald Trump promised to live-tweet the first Democratic debate Tuesday night, but if you believe Jimmy Fallon, Trump shared his hot takes with more than just Twitter.

In a segment on The Tonight Show, “Trump,” played by Fallon, offered debate analysis in a phone call with fellow Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, played brilliantly by David Alan Grier. The two men basically became living, breathing versions of Statler and Waldorf; they even called Bernie Sanders an “angry Muppet.”

They couldn’t have been more bored by the debate, so they also talked about their Halloween costumes—Trump is going as Sexy Pizza Rat—and made comparisons about the other Democratic candidates.

Despite their friendliness, Trump is onto Carson. The business mogul has seen Carson spout garbage and rise in the polls because of it—and he’s not happy that someone has stolen his shtick.

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We can’t wait for the next debate.

Screengrab via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon/YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 15, 2015, 9:16 am CDT